Gruevski meets Croatian President Josipovic

Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski and Croatian President Ivo Josipovic expressed satisfaction Thursday in Skopje with continuous advancing of the excellent relations between the two countries.

There are no outstanding issues between Macedonia and Croatia, the interlocutors agreed, saying that the good, friendly political relations and intensive dialogue at the highest level makes room for more intensive economic cooperation that will bring progress to both countries, the Government said in a press release.

Gruevski-Josipovic meeting also addressed the significance of supporting the realization of Macedonia's strategic goals - the EU and NATO membership. Gruevski briefed the Croatian President about Macedonia's reform progress to that effect. 

He also presented Macedonia's favorable business climate for foreign investors. There are several successful examples of successful Croatian investments in Macedonia, the PM said, mentioning the company 'Agrokor' in Strumica. There is a solid potential for bolstering the economic ties between the two countries, Gruevski said.

Josipovic said he considered Macedonia as a sincere friend. Croatia will remain a staunch supporter of Macedonia's EU integration processes, he said.

He also believes that there is a sound base for further development of the economic cooperation, especially in the spheres of agriculture and tourism.

Furthermore, Gruevski and Josipovic shared opinions on the political, economic challenges of both countries and developments in the region.

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